Eefje Poppelaars

Curriculum Vitae
2016 – Present
PhD student in Social Neuroscience (DK+ programme ‘Imaging the Mind’), University of Salzburg, Austria
2013 – 2015
Psychology research master in Cognitive Neuroscience, Leiden University, the Netherlands (graduated cum laude / with the highest distinction)
2010 – 2013
Bachelor in Psychology, Leiden University, the Netherlands
2009 – 2010
Higher education Applied Psychology, Fontys Hogeschool, the Netherlands
Professional Position
2013 – 2016
Research assistant for Prof. E.A. Crone, Dr. M.J.W. van der Molen, Prof. P.M. Westenberg, Dr. F. Nijboer, Prof. S. Nieuwenhuis, Leiden University, the Netherlands

Congress Presentations
“Time-resolved analysis of delayed fMRI signal changes during social evaluative feedback processing in the adolescent brain” at the SRCD meeting (Society for Research in Child Development), and at the FLUX congress (International Society for Integrative Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience), Leiden, the Netherlands.

Research Visits
Extracurricular fMRI data analysis internship at the McMaster University, Canada.

Winner of the student poster prize at the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition symposium: “Early life experiences, from genes to cognition”.
Participation in Honours Research Bachelor Project: Third year Bachelor of Psychology extended bachelor project for talented students.
Participation in Honours Lectures Programme: Second year Bachelor of Psychology extracurricular research programme for talented students.

Volunteer Work
Assisted in the organization of the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition’s public symposium: “The world of the social brain” and provided Galvanic Skin Response demonstrations.
2014 – 2015
Student representative for the Research Master Educational Committee, Leiden University.
Neurofeedback demonstration at the Night of Art and Knowledge (the Netherlands) for the general public.

Methods and interests
EEG, fMRI, cardiovascular reactivity, steroid hormones, social-evaluative threat, gender differences, social anxiety